Project Details


Translating South African languages for better understanding

By Speak Mobile

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Project Twitter: @aweza_app

  • Community Engagement
  • Social Exclusion
  • Mobile

South Africa has over 11 official languages, so often there are language barriers and miscommunication between communities, leading to segmentation and confusion. 

Aweza is the first truly multi-lingual South African language phrase translation app for Android and iOS. It allows users to translate words and phrases from all dialects. By crowdsourcing audio translations to weed out inaccuracies, they are encouraging cultures to interact across borders. 

Aweza is listed as one of the top 10 most innovative companies in Africa (Fast Company).

Last updated: 28th of September, 2015

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